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, the presidential campaign of 2004, and 2008, and first lady michele obama and her role in the obama white house. i met rachel at an event this year where i bought a book, the book she wrote, "american tapestry: the story of the black, white, and multiracial ancestors of michelle obama". after hearing her talk, i'd bought six more copies. i bought them for all my family members and to give out as christmas gifts. now after having read her book i can tell you it was a good investment. it helps me better understand my own family and many mysteries surrounding my own family. rachel l. swams's book is a compelling story that stirs deep emotions. it is also a story that would break them here and with that, let's welcome rachel l. swams. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. >> thank you for coming. in the years leading up to the presidential election, the focus seems to be on barack obama's roots and his family and the fact that he wrote his own biography. now in your book "american tapestry," you put the focus on michele obama. tell us about how you got started doing that and what inspired you. >> i was
from ann romney and first lady michelle obama has been reaching out and we can see what she said. she tweeted this. all of our hard work these past 18 months comes down to what happens right now she says. let's not leave anything to chance. now some of these tweets are written by campaign staffers but this one was actually signed with michelle obama's initials which is to indicate that she wrote it herself. now in the last hour, over on the gop side chairman of the republican party here in california. tom ballacarro seemed happy from the east coast results. expect a long night for california propositions. we want you to talk to us this election night and would like to hear from you. you can join the conversation by going to facebook.com/ktvu or find us on tweeter@ktvu. you can use the hatch tag, ktvu 2012 for that election conversation that we will be having tonight. >>> we are continuing to track the latest election results, especially the results coming in, in some of the key states including virginia, florida and ohio. the presidential election could hinge on those results. the lat
. >>> welcome back to special election day coverage from our nation's capital. michelle obama was taking an interesting tone last night as she defended her husband in orlando. let's play it and we'll talk about it on the other side. >> the auto industry was in crisis. this economy was losing 800,000 jobs a month. and a lot of folks were wondering whether we were headed for another great depression. do you hear me? that's what people were worried about. and that is what barack faced on day one as president of the united states. >> and the president, was he crying? was he crying in his final campaign event in iowa? take a look at this. >> those of you haven't done this just for me, but for each other. for a laid-off family member, for a sick child, for a fallen friend. all of you who've lived and breathed the hard work of change, i want to thank you. you took this campaign and you made it your own and you organized yourselves, block by block, neighborhood by neighborhood, county by county, starting a movement that spread across the country. >> you could see a little tear, kind of, sort of.
for granted. tomorrow we will get visits from it wrongly and from first lady michelle obama. they're both doing events in and around orlando. it is considered very important the white election in florida. to go mitt romney around orlando. why that area? >> he is doing it an event early tomorrow morning at the airport hangar just north of orlando on your map. that is where michelle obama will be as well. that is a swing area. it leaves a democratic, at least or land of us. mitt romney has been performing very well and i-4 corridor. bedtimes released a poll showed mitt romney has a six point lead, 51-45%. we will see if that happens or not. -- we released a poll that showed irani has a six point lead. >> why would the president go to broward county today and not to a swing area to give it his way? >> i think because he gets warming to his book when it goes to south florida politically. this is a big crowd. there is a large african- american community in south florida. macarthur high school is in florida. it is a big area where this area that you are looking at where president obama campaign
for prop. obama. first lady michelle obama to read it all of our hard work the past 18 months comes down to what happens right now. let us not forget and romney wife of that romney says find your polling place. you can join us by quitting at kron4 .com or kron4 news rather or posting on our facebook page. we have more coverage coming up. we will be right back. [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t. [ male announcer ] it's no secret that the price of things just keeps going up. [ female announcer ] but we have some good news. it's our bundle price promise. [ male announcer ] a price you can definitely count on, for two whole years. from at&t. [ female announcer ] a great price for a great triple-play bundle. [ male announcer ] call now. bundles with u-verse tv, internet and home phone start at $89 a month. now get the same great price for two years. [ female announcer ] switch today and get a total home dvr included, free for life. [ male announcer ] you get reliable, high speed internet on our advanced digital network. choose from speeds up to 24 megs. [ female announc
healthy eating. the fight against obesity will continue even in the e vevent t michelle obama is no longer first lady. that's where hain celestial comes in, the natural and organic food company bringing healthy food. the stock is up 217% since i recommended it back in april 2010. over the last few months, hain has pulled back 16 months from its high, though. for ages all it seemed like it did was go higher. one cent earnings beat off the 39-cent basis. a lot of companies are growing that fast. hain is now selling for just 20 times next year's earnings with a 16.6% long-term growth rate. that's inexpensive. plus, hain keeps making acquisitions that add to the growth rate, including the announcement of blueprint. let's talk to irwin simon to hear more about this quarter and where his company is headed. irwin, welcome back. how are you, sir? have a seat. i had to come back. the electricity came on. i had to toss all my frozen food. everything. and i started thinking, i'm going to see irwin today, and i bet you in some weird way -- and i know you're doing some great charity stuff, too. i have
, with some of the emotion as both candidates were wrapping up those speeches last night. michelle obama, i thought, as well, was, was emotional, more emotional certainly than i've heard her before, when she was talking to the crowd. let's play a little bit of that. >>> the auto industry was in crisis. this economy was losing 800,000 jobs a month. and a lot of folks were wondering whether we were headed for another great depression. do you hear me? that's what people were worrying about. and that is what barack faced on day one as president of the united states. >> how emotional has this last tour for the president and michelle obama been? >> it's been very emotional. and last night, when i watched some of that i found myself walking away from the television, i know michelle obama's family very well. her family roots, on her father's side, or right here in south carolina and georgetown county, which was a part of my congressional district, so i understand that emotion ap. so those emotions, you get wrapped up here and then you lay your heart out, and you know that you were not dealt a hand
, it's gametime. we don't get another chance tomorrow. >> and michelle obama's name -- make sure you vote. get people out to the polls. this is literally going down to the wire. >> further complicating things. in new jersey, they extended the voting deadline and you can vote online because of the storm damage. , wet of the votes ,w won't know when they are tallied. new jersey is not competitive. if it is close -- there may be a recount or legal challenges. i worry about a 50-50 country. people are really empassioned about the election. they may not see specificity in the next four years but i wonder, if it is close, people will get fired up. >> one side or the other will argue about legitimacy. it.oth sides -- you've seen and for seaside viewers -- there is the debate about if all the public polls are wrong, the think obama will win, the polls look better for him than mitt romney. a lot of conservatives say the polls are manipulated. i tried to find where the preponderance of the polls were wrong. this is not mean that you cannot have this unexplained and undetectable surge among the
the democratic national convention in charlotte, but michelle obama spent time there. this race is pretty interesting. when you look at some of the exit polling you're seeing the president do very well among women. i think it was 52% we had in the smaller samples of the state, exit polls there. and we're looking at church attendance, where mitt romney is doing a little better than the president. >> brown: but this was the question, stu, for the president, to hold this coalition, the expanding the vote he was able to do in 2008 nay place like north carolina. and as we were hearing from mark and david earlier, in virginia and other places. >> right. in north carolina, with 60%, he has a fighting chance. i think most of us thought he would be a slight underdog, winning by opinion 3% when he was the insurgent candidate, change candidate, it looked more difficult. but north carolina is really interesting. the president won it it last time. it's a close race now. yet, today, the-- voters in north carolina have elected a republican as governor, pat mccrorp. and two years ago, republicans sweeppe
girls are keeping it real. and my guess is, it won't be long before malia is raiding michelle obama's closet. she's right there. >> i was much taller than my brother. so i did, like, hand-many-ups. >> that's hard for your brother. >> that just goes back to you being freakishly tall. >>> we have cute overload today for everyone out there. it's friday, after all. we have the exclusive, first look, at boo the world's cutest dog's latest adventure. it's a holiday film. in the movie, he's joined by his brother, his brother, buddy, as they tell santa what they want for the holiday. they exchange gifts. and boo gets a brush for that coat of his. and boo gives buddy a copy of his book. that's really generous. then, the pair, big surprise, they get their own boo mobile from santa. check it. there's the brush. i guess, this is the book. yep. >> video was a little behind on this one, lara. >> i was trying to rush. we had timing issues. and then, there's the big present. go ahead, open it, guys. they're very excited. here it comes. there's the tree. oh. there's the boo mobile. you can see more
, coming up next, in the fiscal cliff talks. i first want to let you know that first lady michelle obama will be presented with the official white house christmas tree today. it is a 19-foot fur from jefferson, south carolina that this month.ed they have been presenting the official white house christmas tree for display in the blue room each year since 1966. so that's a little history. coming up next, we will take a look at how the federal government is preparing for the so-called sequestration, the automatic spending cuts to defense and domestic spending. later, a discussion of reforming the u.s. postal service by the end of this year. the u.s. postal service lost $16 billion in the fiscal 2012. many are calling for this congress to do something to reform how the postal service works. those are our topics coming up next. we will be right back. >[video clip] >> what about the soviet union, khrushchev announced tomorrow that if we attack cuba that it's going to be nuclear war? >> this is such a serious thing that we will be uneasy and things happening. we've got to do something. >> all r
president's play a very important role in advising them. nancy reagan was very influential, michelle obama. but that influence is not across the board. it is not systematic. if they see a particular person or they say this person is really on your side or don't trust this person, selectively, they have a lot of clout. i think it is used very selectively because they are not interested across the board, they are interested in specific people. in limited areas, like any trusted adviser of the president would have. >> part of the assumption is that every time there is a change in administration, there is new personnel. most of these democratic and republican administration have government in waiting and they are a retread from one job to another, and should that shorten the process? >> they do have to go through the whole of fbi investigation for every appointment which just doesn't make sense. but your broader point that there are farm teams out there, think tanks, universities, businesses, that is true. if you start at one level, get some experience, maybe you're qualified for a higher leve
and we were poor, let me tell you about our beginning and michelle obama saying we couldn't afford anything, ann romney saying i remember the first business. we didn't know that it would even succeed. and then they did all the television shows and there were certain shows, for example, like "the view" in which mitt romney did not want to appear because he said that he thought the participants were sharp-tongued. i don't know where he got that impression but mrs. romney did come on and both of them have been to the battleground states many times since the convention campaign. mrs. obama going 21 times, mrs. romney, 27 times they went to nevada, colorado, iowa, wisconsin, ohio, virginia and new hampshire and these are the ones who have been the surrogates with mrs. obama, no, my husband is not a cold fish. we have dinner every night with the kids. you should know him. you should see that smile. i love him. you should love him. mrs. romney who is very close to her husband in the strategy, she plays a bigger role than just being the wife of, she is the one who said, he is not a stiff m
michelle obama and other surrogates have been there, but it is quite remarkable it would be this close, unless there had been a lot going on under the surface and in mobilizing the obama voters that maybe we haven't been able to see. >> and by all other reports, gwen, it was a big republican year. the republicans returned the governorship. the democratic governor did not seek reelection. the republicans won the governorship. i think the republicans expected to pick up a couple of house see the, and yet this presidential race-- >> there had been a possibility and again we don't know who the win the election, there had been the thought that president obama would win the electoral and not the popular but with the closeness in state like north carolina, that seems less likely. >> woodruff: i'd like to see the colorado numbers if we can get those up in a few minute. we haven't seen where things stand right now. ray suarez in chicago with the obama campaign. ray displai you know, gwen, people have been filing in here all night and starting to pay very close attention to the returns coming in
are due by noon tomorrow. >> we know all about michele obama's war on junk food but apparently her husband didn't get the memo. washington group called on president obama to stop eating fatty foods in public. the president is glamorizing eating junk food. and the group said all of the stops on the campaign trail and the president must kick the habit. >> we were growing up with popeye. >> steve: we don't eat spinach but just eat at pop eyes. maybe he eats it because he likes it. >> brian: popeye comes with added stress . you break out before you eat the meal . >> steve: thank you very much pop eye. five-days before the u.s. election . anything is happening and waiting for an october surprise and this probably would have been it if we had known about it one of our predator drones was fired upon by a couple of iranian fighter planes. they squeezed off two volleys of machine depun fire. first time iran has shot at our aircraft . but it is clearly an act of war. they were asked about it yesterday. curious timing before the election and we are finding out about after? >> it is before the electio
michelle obama and ohio had to events. joe biden had her first and only solo campaign event yesterday in ohio. we are seeing a lot of the presidential candidates. we're going wherever they are. host: tom tory was joining us from cleveland. meanwhile we are live in lakewood, ohio. thank you for being with us. guest: my pleasure. host: next is carolyn, democrat's line. good afternoon. caller: i am just calling to say that i am very pleased with my president. he has done all he can to work with the republicans. they will not work with him. i am from a small town. it is evident how vindictive they are. the way they did president obama, and they have not done anything. they said religion was off the table. what i have read about organism, i do not want nobody that doesn't serve god. host: republican line. caller: i am just disgusted to listen to all these lies. i just listen to biden. i would like to know -- i like the americans to know if obama is president again we're going to end up like russia. there are thousands of family in cincinnati that have led from socialism. if we have obama a
, the nation's next first lady, michelle obama. [applause] sasha and amalia, i love you both more than you can't imagine it. and you have earned a new puppy that is coming with us to the white house. [applause] while she is no longer with us, i know my grandmother is watching. along with the family that made me who i am, i miss them tonight. i know my debt to them is beyond measure. to my campaign manager, david plouffe, my chief strategist, david axelrod, and the best campaign team ever assembled in the history of politics -- you made this happen, and i am forever grateful for what you've sacrificed to get it done. but above all, i will never forget who this victory truly belongs to -- it belongs to you. i was never the likeliest candidate for this office. we didn't start with much money or many endorsements. our campaign was not hatched in the halls of washington -- it began in the backyards of des moines and the living rooms of concord and the front porches of charleston. it was built by working men and women who dug into what little savings they had to give $5 and $10 and $20 to this cause
first lady, michelle obama, on a national initiative joining forces to provide support and expanding opportunities for veterans and active duty personnel and their families. that exemplifies the commitment to those who served and those who have served and the strength of character of jill biden and however home, the first state. i know delaware citizens will honor their states namesake come off all her eshoo comes to life in a few years and embraced those -- follow her as she comes to life in the next year's and embrace those who sail the seas of our nation and upholding her state's motto, freedom and liberty, and the navy motto. forever courageous. it is my haply privilege -- happy privilege to introduce the sponsor of the u.s. at delaware, dr. jill biden -- of the ss delaware, dr. jill biden during >> thank you. this is a very exciting day. as a proud military mom and a very proud delaware citizen, i am honored to sponsor the uss delaware. one of the best parts of serving as second lady is that i have the opportunity to meet with some many members of our military and their families
will talk about the secessionist in the united states. yesterday, first lady michelle obama and sasha and mali receivea to the white house christmas tree. -- malia receipt of the white house christmas tree. here is a little bit of what happened during the arrival. [video clip] >> the principle of secession being recognized. there is no prohibition in the constitution against secession. they understood they were coming together. if they voluntarily come together, they can voluntarily leave whenever they want. they were protected by the 10th amendment. now people are saying, these people have to be put on a list. they are saying there should be a right of secession. they want to put them on a list that they are committing treason and be thrown out of the country. what about the first amendment? the principle of secession is important. not so much for the purpose of seceding, but by saying to the federal government, if you mystery to us, that is what we might consider. >> i can remember barack obama's speech in 2004. that rhetorical masterpiece makes him a national figure. then he is a p
't use the president there but they sent michelle obama there a lot, she was just there on monday and bill clinton was in north carolina as well. >> we must stress it's early in the evening and we're operating on early figures. but this could be the first real surprise of the evening, if the trend continues down there. >> pelley: the strength of the president in north carolina. >> yes. >> pelley: thank you, bob. let's have a quick look at the presidential race map as it stands just now. the red states we are projecting for mitt romney, the blue states for president obama. but as bob just said, it is early yet. cbs news coverage of election night, 2012, will continue? just a moment. >> pelley: breaking news, cbs news projects that president obama will carry the state of new jersey. and its 14 electoral votes. with that let's have a look at the presidential race map. mr. obama has 78 electoral votes, mitt romney 82 electoral votes at this early stage on the way to 270 needed to win. anthony mason has been looking at some of the swing states where we don't have enough information
west, for example, is running in a district where obama won. and michele bachmann is feeling the heat in minnesota, steve king in iowa is running against the wife after former governor, tom vilsack and he's feeling the heat, too, an interesting night. >> one of the interesting strategies, the reason they said they would take the house back, they would put pressure on the so-called orphan states, california, and where mitt romney isn't playing, they're not competitive in that race, but the house seats, okay, we can plow a lot of money in, and republican turnout will be down and we can turn the seats, but they're going to win a couple of them, but surprising so far in the polling, republicans are holding their own in those seats, why? >> you're right. they are he' doing this very aggressively, especially going after freshmen that won in 2010, guys like bobby schilling in illinois the first republican to get elected in his district in 30 years. the reason you're not going to see a huge shift is because one thing the republicans did well. not only being aggressive in the south and some of
a lot of the vice presidentials. we saw both michelle obama and ohio had to events. joe biden had her first and only solo campaign event yesterday in ohio. we are seeing a lot of the presidential candidates. we're going wherever they are. host: tom tory was joining us from cleveland. meanwhile we are live in lakewood, ohio. thank you for being with us. guest: my pleasure. host: next is carolyn, democrat's line. good afternoon. caller: i am just calling to say that i am very pleased with my president. he has done all he can to work with the republicans. they will not work with him. i am from a small town. it is evident how vindictive they are. the way they did president obama, and they have not done anything. they said religion was off the table. what i have read about organism, i do not want nobody that doesn't serve god. host: republican line. caller: i am just disgusted to listen to all these lies. i just listen to biden. i would like to know -- i like the americans to know if obama is president again we're going to end up like russia. there are thousands of family in cincinnati tha
and michelle obama who she is and can make america who we need to be with only if we focus to prioritize that. i saw that when he came into office and we were on the verge of potentially a second great depression people were focused on the stimulus and he said we can't pass the bill, an economic recovery build a central focus on education both investment and reform from early learning to head start to the kate wolf and post secondary. he's also had a consistent dissatisfaction with the status quo. it goes back education before comfortable with how we are doing he knows the kids across the country are getting shortchanged because we haven't done well enough and he has been a change agent to make changes in education. and he's always listened to people on the ground. i've been with him in new orleans before he was president listening to students and city members and what's actually going on. the believe has been translated into a core education policy agenda that i think has been very not only important but in some ways unique in recent days education. he shifted the role in many ways to focus
problems with his wife michelle. >> the bobby rush race was the nadir of the obama marriage. her feeling was, "why are you doing this?" this is the moment when they want two totally different things. you know, barack obama wants political success, and his wife wants a normal life. i asked the president and first lady how long it had taken them to recover from that period, and they said two to three years. so this is a serious toll on their relationship. >> narrator: for mitt romney, growing up in this affluent suburban detroit neighborhood was just about perfect. >> mitt romney did have this rather elite upbringing. a very wealthy community. he is, you know, very well taken care of. >> narrator: mitt was the youngest of four children. >> these are people who just adored their children. and you could see that mitt and his dad had a very special bond. >> the dad stuff just can't be underestimated. george romney comes up again and again and again as a motif in mitt romney's life. >> narrator: at home, george romney ruled the roost. his children lived in his reflected glory. >> when he walke
today. it's nice to see the obama girls are keeping it real. and my guess is, it won't be long before malia is raiding michelle oobama's closet. >> i was taller than my brother. >> you're really tall. >>> we're cute overload today for everyone out there. it's friday, after all. we have the exclusive, first look, at boo the world's cutest dog's latest add venture. it's a holiday film. in the movie, he's joined by his brother, his brother, buddy, as they tell santa what they want for the holiday. they exchange gifts. and boo gives buddy a copy of his book. that's really generous. then, the pair, big surprise, they get their own boo mobile from santa. there's the brush. i guess, this is the book. yep. >> you're behind. >> i was trying to rush. and then, there's the big present. go ahead, open it, guys. they're very excited. here it comes. there's the tree. oh. there's the boo mobile. you can see more photos of boo's christmas adventure on goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! >> there's more? >> yes. a lot more. >> that's awesome. >> the director's cut. >>> from the world's cutest dog to a cu
show." >> bill: yep, michele bachmann >> bill: we're coming to you live from our nation's capital and president obama is back in the white house. he's going to stay there for the next four years. hey, hello everybody. great to see you today. welcome. fellow americans to the "full court press." here on this thursday, november 8th. good to have you with us today. look forward to hearing what this whole election result means to you and to your family. give us a call at 1-866-55-press. join us on twitter at bpshow. facebook facebook.com -- i mean -- facebook.com/billpress show. i got it right. we've got the whole team here this morning assembled. glad you're with us and very happy to welcome back to the studio, good friend of the program, worked his butt off during this election campaign -- and still am. >> bill: oh, no. major gar fret "national journal." >> i'm wearing the beleaguered garb of a writer who is on debt line. i have the cover story to file by 11:00 eastern and i've been up since 4:30 thi
. thanks. it was one of the tightest races of the night. did michelle bachmann hold on to her seat in congress in minnesota? >> brian: then what did president obama do better than mitt romney? our panel is digging into the winning strategy. 12347 amid a fragile economy and high unemployment and high gas prices, president obama scored a victory over mitt romney last night. stealing his re-- sealing his reelection bid. in the end, what were the keys to victory? why did mitt romney fall short? let's ask our political panel, lady lynn is chief executive of the holding company, el rothschild, a democratic strategist and douglas is president of the american action forum and former director of the congressional budget office. i guess that means you know how to crunch numbers. lot of number crunching going on last night. but in the end, maybe you didn't really need to crunch them so much, douglas, because obama won pretty easily. >> it is one of the remarkable things that the end, the race looked like it looked a year ago, despite all the campaigning and money spent, that the polls going i
else, the obama people worked for months. and they said who do we need to get to turnout in orange county? identify them in the primaries while governor romney was fighting michele bachmann and rick perry. look at that. 59% to 40% in a big populous orange county in the middle of the state. matching vote total from four years ago. they looked at what they did four years ago, they put together a plan to do it again and a lot of people were critical of them, wolf. a lot of people said they couldn't do it. they executed on election day not only in florida but in virginia, come back to the 2012 map so you don't get confused about the state they executed in virginia, ohio and if you look across the midwest romney thought maybe get them in pennsylvania, didn't happen. african-american turnout in philadelphia. thought michigan, didn't happen. wisconsin because of paul ryan didn't happen. iowa didn't happen. colorado didn't happen. florida one of the examples of the obama campaign making a list, checking it twice, spending months and millions. >> they had a good game plan and implemented it
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